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Possible Meteor Kills 1 Destroys Argentine Homes

From: Scott Corrales <lornis1.nul>
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2011 10:51:06 -0400
Archived: Tue, 27 Sep 2011 06:25:30 -0400
Subject: Possible Meteor Kills 1 Destroys Argentine Homes

Source: Infobae.Com, Elantro.Cl and Grupo Gabie

Date: 09-26-11

Argentina: Possible Meteorite Strike Kills One; Destroys Homes

One woman died and six other people were injured as a result of
the event. A local resident told Radio 10 that the explosion was
caused by a flaming object that fell from the sky and completely
destroyed a house and several cars. "It was a veritable
earthquake," she said.

The event took place a few minutes before 2 a.m. in a property
located at the intersection Luis Vernet and Los Andes streets in
Monte Grande, municipality of Esteban Echeverria.

The causes of the explosion remain unknown, but local residents
claim "a fireball fell from the sky."

There was an overpowering smell like gunpowder," recalled one of
the people living in the area, in statements made to C5N. "There
is no explanation for what took place," added Cayetano, another
resident, to Radio 10. He then added: "A neighbor woman came out
running because she could see a blue fireball falling from

Guillermo Perez, commander of the local fire brigade, remarked
that the causes of the incident remain unknown, while
acknowledging that the first story points to "an object that
fell from the sky."

"I heard that version, but canít confirm it at first instance.
It is necessary to go by an expert investigation to see what
really happened," he told Radio 10. Perez confirmed that two
houses and a business were "completely destroyed."

As a result of the event, an elderly woman trapped under the
debris perished while another six were rescued. Firefighters
told C5N that these were subsequently taken to a local hospital.

The fatality is among the victims living in the house where the
explosion took place. Three of the injured are members of the
household  and the other three are from the adjacent house,
affected by the explosion. The injured parties are out of
danger, C5N explained.

According to neighbors, the explosion was even heard in such
neighboring communities as Ezeiza and Temperley, to the south of
Greater Buenos Aires.

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Translation (c) 2011, S. Corrales, IHU

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